Promising a twist on the typical Las Vegas night, “BAZ – Star Crossed Love” debuts in the redesigned Palazzo Theatre on June 25. This new generation cabaret is a high-energy movie-music mash-up of the world’s most iconic love stories, as imagined by famed film visionary, Baz Luhrmann.
Inspired by Luhrmann’s signature take on “Romeo + Juliet,” “Moulin Rouge,” “The Great Gatsby,” and “Strictly Ballroom” this theatrical concert will feature soul-stirring and stunning performances from an ensemble cast and band.
“The arrival of BAZ is the continuation of our commitment to develop new and distinct experiences for our guests,” said George Markantonis, president and chief operating officer of The Venetian, The Palazzo and Sands Expo. “As the entertainment landscape in Las Vegas continues to evolve, productions like BAZ appeal to audiences who are looking for something unique. This is not a show staged within the confines of traditional theater.”
The show, five years in the making, is the creation of For The Record, a genre bending theatrical company in Los Angeles with a vision of turning the soundtracks of iconic filmmakers into an immersive theatrical concert experience. The show, which has been staged in limited engagements to critical success throughout the country, has been reformulated for its grand debut at The Palazzo. This includes a venue designed around For The Record’s unique format, a reimagined storyline to tie the show’s production numbers together, and a new set list that includes a song from Luhrmann’s upcoming Netflix original series “The Get Down,” which premieres in August.
“BAZ – Star Crossed Love” will run Tuesday through Saturday at 7:30 p.m. in the Palazzo Theatre. Preview performances begin June 21 and opening night is scheduled for June 25. Tickets start at $59.50 and can be purchased at any box office at The Venetian or The Palazzo, at palazzo.com, or by calling (702) 414-9000 or (866) 641-7469.